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attention deficit hyperactivity disordernoun [U]

uk   us   (abbreviation ADHD) UK
a ​condition in which someone, ​especially a ​child, is often in a ​state of ​activity or ​excitement and ​unable to ​directtheirattention towards what they are doing Note: This condition is usually called 'attention deficit disorder' in the US.
(Definition of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “attention deficit hyperactivity disorder”
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指儿童的)注意力缺乏多动障碍…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指兒童的)注意力缺乏,過度活躍症,過動症…
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